Articles tagged with: natural wine
Red Wine, Taste this! »
Last year, Lily at Dandelion Wines in Greenpoint, Brooklyn turned us on to our #1 (Terre Nerre) and #3 (Marcel Lapierre) favorite wines (high-five!)… Le Verre des Poetes is a wine that Lily introduced us to earlier in the year that we fell in love with.
Domaine de Montrieux is located in the Loire Valley, one of our favorite regions for interesting red wines. Le Verre des Poetes (or “the poet’s glass”) is made from 100% pineau d’aunis, a somewhat unheralded varietal typically relegated to blending grape status. This wine has …
Books, Buy this stuff! »
I’m about halfway through Alice Feiring’s book entitled “The Battle for Wine and Love or How I Saved the World from Parkerization” and I already feel the need to write about it.
Ms. Feiring is one of the most outspoken proponents of natural wine. Unlike supporters of biodynamic and organic wine, who focus on healthy and natural vine cultivation, her position extends beyond the vineyard to shun modern techniques such as micro-oxygenation, use of non-native yeasts to accelerate the fermentation process and the addition of stablizing/preservative chemicals like sulfur.
As I read …
Taste this! »
Is it just us, or is there a steadily building - albeit slowly – movement in support of “natural” wines? More often than not, when we go into our local wine shop and ask about new bottles, phrases like “non-intrusive wine making approach”, “wine made in the vineyard, not in a lab” or “mother nature is the best winemaker” are used to describe a wine. While we agree this has always been important to some, we think it’s a pretty fundamental shift in what wine sellers perceive as important to the general customer and could have an …